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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Obama as the Sun King.

I defy anyone to substantiate the premise that old military weapons like those I collect represent a threat on "the street."  This is just another example of Obama trying to run the country as a private fiefdom. He thinks he can rule by Executive Order but he's going to find out differently.



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  1. Having served (like yourself) and being aware of all the high-tech weapons our military and government has at it's disposal there in NOTHING we can legally own (including fully automatic, belt fed weapons) that pose a real threat to the government.
    As far as the general population goes a baseball bat, kitchen knife, ax or hammer is a threat in the hands of the wrong person.
    It has been stated before gun control is not about guns it is about control, pure and simple.

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  2. It's takes a modicum of intelligence to operate something like a Garand, which would make it a highly unlikely weapon of choice for the individuals responsible for most crime in the U.S. today anyway.

    After Bill Clinton, I thought I'd never see anyone in the oval office who could compete in terms of being a liar and elitist. But I was wrong. I don't think the NRA will let El Supremo get away with his Executive Order B.S. on this.

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  3. Unfortunately, he will get away with it. I blow-back from this executive order will be a huge increase in the value of those weapons already in private hands. Unless of course his highness forbids the sale of surplus weapons. This man is pure evil. Period.

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    1. Excuse me, should read 'One,' blow-back.

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    2. He may but I hope not. It would be easy enough for Congress to overturn his Diktat, and the NRA has a lot of support in both houses. The elected weasels know that gun owners are like the elderly, they vote. However, if he gets us into another war that will distract people from the things he does at home. Maybe that's the game plan .

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  4. My thinking is some one pointed out its not the number of bullets a rifle can fire.But how accurate some of the old rifles can be at extreme range.A spray and pray gun frighten law enforcement and many others but a rugged sniping rifle makes liberal polititions S#$%^ there pants.

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    1. I can't remember a single instance where an M-1 Garand or M-1 Carbine has been used in a street crime. Maybe if I googled it I could find one, but it's obvious that old military weapons are not the issue. It's just one more way BlowJama can try to get around our system of government and the checks and balances the founding fathers so carefully crafted. They knew some bastard like Clinton or Obama would come along some day, but I don't think they foresaw the "Executive Order" gambit. In Nazi Germany the same thing was called a Fuhrer Beifel. Promulgating national law by diktat has been around for awhile, just not in this country.

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  5. You might want to read this. What he's doing is illegal regardless, but this might clear things up.

    http://www.pagunblog.com/2013/08/29/the-legalities-of-the-new-executive-order/

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    1. I'll take a look. If my heart can stand it....

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  6. G'Day Harry,

    I don't know much about American politics but what I do read about the Obama government and the growing opposition to it does worry me. I really feel for you regarding this import ban, back in the late 80's the Australian Army cleaned out it's armouries and found literally thousands of Lee Enfield No. 1 MkIII rifles from the late WW2 period that had never been issued. The Gov. of the day prohibited the sale of these rifles in Australia (as they were evil "Military Rifles"!!) and they were all exported overseas, mainly to the US. There are probably more good "smellies" being shot in America than in Aussie!

    There was one exception to this sales ban, serving Australian Defence Force members could buy one of these rifles, that is how I came across my No. 1 MkIII, whoever purchased it didn't really want it and flogged it to the local gun shop and I found it stuck in the middle of a clapped out bunch of rifles dating back to WW1. It was in beautiful condition, dated 1945 and I doubt if it had more than a handful of rounds through it, the action was as slick as ice and not a mark on it anywhere. I hope you can get this ban reversed.

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  7. I know exactly the rifles you are talking about. When they came into the states, there was a big furor because nobody could believe that pristine, unissued No.1 MK III rifles existed. It took a lot of work on the part of the surplus dealers and the surplus arms magazines to convince people that these were the real McCoy. I bought six of them, and I still have them. I've never fired them because I have a number of "good" condition rifles that I can fire, and I don't want to degrade the condition of these Australian Enfields from "Unissued." Australian Enfield No.1 MK.III rifles are considered the best there are, and to find some stored away like that, it was miraculous.

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    1. 6....6 Be still my beating heart!!!! You lucky begger Harry! There was a big stink here from the shooting fraternity but all to no avail. The press here was describing them as heavy calibre military rifles ( not 40 year old bolt action rifles). It's all relative, a .22 magnum cartridge is not a heavy calibre but I would sure not like to be shot by one all the same, in the right spot you are still dead as a dodo!

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